In a surprising twist to the weeks-long saga of the “crazy plane lady” viral video, 38-year-old Tiffany Gomas, a marketing executive hailing from Texas, has finally broken her silence on the incident. The internet had been abuzz with speculation and conspiracy theories after a video of Gomas having a public meltdown on an American Airlines flight went viral in July.
In the video, Gomas can be heard passionately asserting her desire to disembark from the plane due to the alleged presence of an imaginary person. Her expletive-laden rant caused quite a disruption, leading to a flight delay as she was allowed to deplane before takeoff.
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In a video posted on X (formerly Twitter), Gomas expressed remorse for her actions and took full responsibility for her behavior. She candidly admitted that her actions were “completely unacceptable” and acknowledged that she should have been in control of her emotions, even in distressing situations.
Addressing the passengers who had to witness her outburst, Gomas extended a sincere apology, specifically mentioning her “completely unnecessary” use of profanity. She acknowledged that everyone has their moments of vulnerability, though hers happened to be captured on camera and spread across the internet for the world to see.
“First and foremost, I want to take full accountability for my actions,” Gomas said. “They were completely unacceptable. Distressed or not … I should have been in control of my emotions. And that was not the case.”
While Gomas found humor in some of the responses and memes spawned by the viral video, she also revealed that the invasive and unkind comments took a toll on her. Grateful for the unwavering support from her friends and family, she underscored the importance of their love during this challenging period.
“It has been really comical for everyone, and I have highly enjoyed so many of the memes,” she said. “On the flip side, it is very invasive and unkind, and I don’t know what I would do without the love and support of my friends and family.”
Gomas expressed her intent to turn this experience into a positive one. She aspires to use her newfound visibility to contribute positively to the world, indicating her determination to move forward and learn from her mistakes.
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— Tiffany Gomas (@Tiffany_Gomas) August 13, 2023